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Imagine you taught Michael Jackson the Moonwalk, and John Travolta Disco.
Imagine you’ve produced more for the stages of Las Vegas than Cirque, including the longest running show in the history of the Strip.

For four decades you’ve run with the titans, and danced with the mob. You’ve got an Emmy, a Golden Globe, you’re a showbusiness insider from Osaka to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you’re about to announce the show of your life.

Jeff Kutash wears Liberace.

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Anna Nateece 1937-2022

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of the legendary Anna Nateece.

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The legendary fur costume designer and dear friend of Liberace has passed.

We at the Liberace Foundation are deeply saddened by the passing of our longest serving member of the Board of Directors. Our condolences to the family and many friends of the one and only, Anna Nateece.

Anna Nateece

Anna Nateece LeNobel, preeminent show business fur designer of the twentieth century, former Royal Couturiere to Her Royal Highness the Queen of Greece, fashion designer to Jacqueline Onassis and fur designer to a galaxy of stars orbiting her dear friend and biggest client Liberace, died on January 16, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Born November 27, 1937 in Athens, Greece, at twenty-five she rocketed to national recognition when her creations surpassed top fashion designers in a 1962 competition, creating the entire wardrobe for the world cruise of HRH Frederika of Hanover, the Queen of Greece.

Married in Greece to Harry…

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Liberace Steakhouse draws rave reviews before the doors even open

See authentic Liberace Museum Collection artifacts, including at times work by Anna Nateece, at Liberace Steakhouse!

Liberace Musuem Collection Exhibits Thrive With “Covid Crushing” Practices

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The famous Liberace Museum Collection has drawn thousands of viewers and top attraction reviews in recent years

Covid 19 threatened that success

With critically acclaimed exhibits at the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MET Gala; with artifacts making key appearances on the 2019 Monte Carlo Fashion week, 2019 Grammys and the 2020 Oscars; with Liberace’s image licensed for television and film including Mozart in the Jungle, the Jim Gaffigan Show, The Simpsons, Family Guy, HBO’s Behind The Candleabra and Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner 2049; thousands paid well for private tours of the Liberace Museum Collection at Thriller Villa and Liberace Garage.  But by mid February, 2020, the Chairman of the Foundation had seen the writing on the wall.  Covid 19 was coming.

Ahead of the Game

Monitoring practices of the Asia tourism markets, Chairman Jonathan Warren shuttered the Liberace Foundation’s Collection tours…

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Met Gala features Liberace Costumes

Nateece featured in Met Gala!

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The Devil Wears Liberace:  Seminal fashion event of Vogue‘s Anna Wintour brings famed costumes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City celebrates #Liberace100

Under the direction of the iconic fashion publisher of American Vogue, the Met Gala has become one of the greatest influences on fashion design.  This year, Liberace’s authentic costumes are among the 175 pieces exhibited for the 550 super-VIP guests.

“So, instead of Papal robes, which we saw last year, think Liberace capes. Plus, designers like Jeremy Scott, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thom Browne, and even Virgil Abloh. There are some new, younger names on the roster as well, like Richard Quinn, Vaquera, and Gypsy Sport.”

@EmiliaPetrarca,@TheCut, New York Magazine

Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue, Host of the Met Gala Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue, Host of the Met Gala

In keeping with the opening, the Liberace Foundation will not disclose which of the dozens of famed Liberace…

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Liberace Studios Video: Kanani Fong sponsors Art Deco Cape

An Anna Nateece piece gets new quarters at the Liberace Foundation.

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Liberace Foundation Costume Sponsor Kanani Fong sponsors the vintage Art Deco Cape.  The team shows and re-houses the rarely seen artifact for future exhibits.

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Liberace at Thriller Villa Exhibit Opening Cocktail

Join us!

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Owner of Thriller Villa opens doors to limited number of Liberace Foundation supporters to experience massive Liberace exhibition.

  • Meet the Cast and Crew, members of the Board of Directors and member of the Advisory Board of the Liberace Foundation, as well as the designers of the Thriller Villa and this massive exhibition
  • Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres
  • Silent auction of rare and limited edition collectors items and much more
  • Live entertainment
  • Exciting announcements
  • Cocktail Attire
  • RSVP for tickets

Liberace at Thriller Villa Opening  Cocktail

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Liberace Studios Video: The Blue Brocade Suit

Please support the Foundation and come see the exhbit!

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Andreas, Dallas and Billy take us through the assessment of the famed Blue Brocade costume, and correct its packing.  Please help us exhibit this costume by supporting our next exhibit.  Supporters have special access!

Watch for our next installment when we are thrilled to dedicate the first archival box of our new Costume Preservation Sponsor program to our first double Costume Preservationist, who is also our first Conductor Member, a legacy Foundation supporter who we look forward to welcoming to a private tour of the new exhibit, Mr. Scotty Scott!

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Liberace Jewels go on Display in Las Vegas

Join Anna on June 27th in Las Vegas for the unveiling of the limited edition Liberace ring by Jason of Beverly Hills:

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Foundation licenses Jason of Beverly Hills to produce limited edition Liberace ring

Coveted Liberace Jewels to be displayed in Las Vegas location

Liberace Jewels Artifacts from the Liberace Jewels Collection will be displayed

Renowned celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills has been granted the exclusive license to create the first ever, limited edition Liberace ring.  The magnificent piece is titled “Turning Tables:  A New Spin on the Liberace Classic.”  The new ring will be displayed this summer along side authentic artifacts from the Liberace Jewels Collection which is owned and curated by the Liberace Foundation.

The limited edition Liberace brand ring will be the first of only five made, each bearing its sequential number and the Liberace signature logo etching.  Certification of Authenticity will be provided by the Liberace Foundation, with original signatures from Jason Arasheben, the ring’s creator, as well as Liberace Foundation Chairman Jonathan Warren.  Offered at $20,000, Substantial proceeds from the sale of each…

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